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Wednesday April 24, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday April 26, 2013 MYT 12:42:40 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Wira rider Nurahmad Fariznazreen hopes to use the second round of the Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship to close the gap on frontrunner Hafiza Rofa at Stadium Hang Jebat in Malacca this weekend.
The Mos Track Pro Yamaha Racing rider was disappointed over his poor showing in the opening round at Stadium Batu Kawan in Penang earlier this month. Nurahmad could only qualify for second row (sixth) but finished the race in second place – 5.108 seconds behind Hafiza of Warner Pumps-YSP.
Hafiza leads the standings with 25 points, followed by Nurahmad (20pts) and Syafiq Rosli (Hyperspeed YAM Honda Racing) third with 16 points.
The 17-year-old Nurahmad believes that the five-second gap is a clear indication that he still has a lot to work to do before he can consider himself among the favourites for this season’s Wira title.
“The gap is unacceptable. However, it’s not a machine problem because I performed poorly in the heat. Luckily, I had a good start in the race and was able to stick with the frontrunners,” he said.
“Even so, to get to the front was challenging as I had to go up against Mohd Syafiq Rosli and Mohd Shafiq Rasol. I was hoping to hunt down Hafiza after passing them but, unfortunately, he had already pulled away by four seconds midway.
“Still, I consider myself lucky to get on the podium despite starting the race from second row ... but I might not be so lucky next time.”
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